Help the Hospice in the New Year

Make a difference this New Year and volunteer for your local hospice - or donate your unwanted presents

Why not do something amazing in 2017 and volunteer for St Elizabeth Hospice?

The local charity is always looking for new people to join their incredible team of more than 1,100 volunteers, and offers a variety of volunteer roles, whether it's in one of their 26 shops, at their highly popular fundraising events or in the hospice building itself, assisting on the ward, in day care or with administrative tasks.

St Elizabeth Hospice is also keen to hear about skills and experience that volunteers can bring to the charity, creating and developing new roles to make use of volunteers areas of expertise.

Sue Joy, HR Volunteers Business Partner at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “The hospice is extremely grateful to its wonderful team of volunteers, and we rely on their hard work and dedication to open our doors.

“Volunteering can be a great way to meet people in your community, learn new skills and boost your CV, all whilst supporting a good cause.

“By donating their precious time and invaluable skills, our volunteers save us an incredible £1.01million a year, money which we can use to support our patients and their families and carers.”

Find out more about volunteering for St Elizabeth Hospice, and view a full list of current vacancies at or talk to our volunteer team by phone on 01473 707016.

Hospice needs your unwanted presents

Did you receive any unwanted or duplicate presents this Christmas?

Then why not donate them to your local St Elizabeth Hospice shop, so they can be sold to raise money to help provide vital care and support to patients and their families.

Jason Rudderham, St Elizabeth Hospice’s head of retail, said: “There’s always a few presents we are given that we don’t want or don’t need, so instead of putting it to the back of your cupboard, please consider donating them to the hospice.

“Whether it’s clothing or accessories that don’t fit, homeware that doesn’t suit your house, or if your child was given two of the same toy, these items can be resold in our hospice shops.

“All the money raised from their sale goes towards providing local hospice care for local people.”

Items including clothes, accessories, homeware, DVDs, books, toys and china can all be donated directly to St Elizabeth Hospice’s shops. To find your nearest St Elizabeth Hospice shop, visit

If you would like to donate furniture, please don’t drop it off, just call 0845 259 0319 and the hospice will come and collect it from you.